Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


This blog is part of a series on Lean portfolio management for the enterprise. If you haven’t already, we recommend reading: Part 1: What is Lean Portfolio Management? Part 2: Lean Portfolio Management: Lean Budgets and Investment Funding. In the first two installments of this series, we talked about the key elements of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how funding practices must adapt to better support LPM initiatives. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE).

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Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. It’s also important to understand what influenced thinking about org change differently. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. The inclusion of Lean Change Management in Harrisburg University’s change course. how do we use agile, lean startup, and lean tools in change management? (or

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?


Lean-Agile Mindset. The biggest challenge that a large organization faces is an absence of a Lean-Agile mindset. is to train the top management and change leaders in Lean-Agile and SAFe principles. is highly influenced by systems thinking the approach and strongly recommends the organizational transformation to be top-down in this regard. calls upon organizations to launch Agile Release Train (ART) for driving organizational change towards the Lean-Agile framework.

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The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)


But I think it’s more likely to be that business systems today are far more integrated, lean and systemized than ever before. We’ve moved on from the idea that a few impact and influence grids can actively manage other people’s behavior. The model of working with stakeholders today is more around how we engage people to support the project’s goals and use influencing, negotiating, teamwork and conflict management to effectively get work done through others.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . Iterative and incremental are standard practices from software development of large construction (Lean Construction). Developing the estimate without contractor influence.

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How To Choose The Right SAFe Certification For You


the influence on strategic IT projects.” . IT professionals with two to five certifications have as much professional influence after three years as IT professionals with no certifications after six years.”. Lean Startup cycle . Scaled Agile Framework is rising in popularity.

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I have my Scrum Master certification—now what?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Agile is moving beyond technology and is now widely used in financial services, government, and professional services companies. In this program, students will learn how to apply the principles of Lean, Kanban, and Agile delivery to both their IT and non-IT projects.

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The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

This role is, in effect, a high-influence peer to the executives who act as a trusted advisor. The TL should be persuasive, politically aware, highly driven, and possess the gravitas to influence other executives. Lean/Agile Leader. Lean/Agile Leadership Practitioner.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


No matter how agile and lean you try to run your projects there are inevitably going to be a lot of people involved in getting you from project proposal to launch day. This could mean partners, users, competitors, or even government groups who will be impacted by what you’re doing. While anyone who is impacted by the project is technically a stakeholder, key stakeholders are those who have influence and authority to dictate whether a project is a success is not.

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5 Kaizen Principles That Underpin the Methodology


Since then, the implications have reached beyond industry and the kaizen principles have been used to help in healthcare, psychotherapy, government, banking and even life coaching. It’s been around in Japan since after World War II, though influenced by quality management ideas from the United States. The idea of always making small improvements is not dissimilar to lean manufacturing, especially with the emphasis of eliminating waste. We all want to improve, or we should.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. What is SAFe agile.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


The SAFe Agile Coach is supposed to enable the agile teams in their SAFe adoption, and they also learn a variety of Lean techniques/tools to improve the flow of value in their agile teams. What is SAFe agile.

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10 Reasons Why Agile Transformations Fail – And How To Fix Them


In a world governed by “ disrupt or be disrupted ,” organizations need to re-invent themselves and become high-performing and adaptable to thrive. This influences many organizations to use that as a textbook case study to implement all the best practices followed. .

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

Another principle – “involving the right people to shape and manage the portfolio”, introduces some roles (without job titles) which work within the Innovation Hub* of portfolio management which include “influencers, stakeholders, beneficiaries and the core change participants” which include the roles of Project Manager and the PMO.

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Increased government regulations. Versatile Manager: has experience with various approaches—waterfall, Scrum, agile, lean, design thinking etc. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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When the Team Says, ?We Don?t Need to Plan.?

Leading Agile

But the mobile team is able to push through this by jumping the line – their Vice President has influence, she’s a rising star. Hasn’t everyone read the Lean Startup? Like normal, this should be escalated to the Vice President who can fix anything, she has influence.

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Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

You either change the tool to accommodate the organization or you change the organization and unfortunately, most of the companies that we were dealing with, didn’t have agency or influence to change the organization.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

XP, scrum, lean, etc.) I think when we think about how we are delivering our projects, we need to focus on Business Value, Customer Satisfaction, Governance and less about coming in on time and budget. Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing. Visual, lean tools that truly engage all team members are going to become essential in 2018. Lean in a little more to the opportunities before you.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Moreover, we’re subsidized by the Dutch government to research artificial intelligence in project management. A PM is a leader who’s in charge of managing conflicts within a team, negotiating, persuading, influencing a dialogue partner, and many more. Lean PM.

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Leading Through Change: 5 Ways to Help Your Team Cope With A Crisis (Or Any Other Major Transition)


Lean hard into trust and transparency. Before the German government put lockdown measures in place, we decided as a team to work from home as a precautionary measure. Lean hard into trust and transparency. But a crisis necessitates leaning more into anecdote and gut reaction.

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Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription


Meaning to say creating value, organizational governance and systems, functions associated with projects, the project environment, and product management considerations all provide the context for how project management could be conducted. But do they hold the power and influence?

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From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

Professions such as Medicine, Law, Beauty, Teaching, Transportation, Security, Accounting, Engineering, and Project Management all have one thing in common; certifications and internal governance.

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11 Proven Stakeholder Communication Tactics


The cadence of this event depends on the Sprint length of your Scrum Teams, which is influenced, for example, by your product, your market, governance requirements, if the Scrum Teams’ Sprints are aligned, or whether they are practicing continuous delivery anyway.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems


Those of you who study up on Lean Six Sigma, although it’s not exclusive just to Lean Six Sigma. The concept though, that drives the Lean Six Sigma concept, the define, the measure, the analyze, improve, control. Or whoever’s governing this.

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies


It’s natural for project managers and teams to use a combination of processes and templates from multiple methodologies, such as waterfall, scrum, lean, and Six Sigma. External pressures and politics influence project decisions over process. Of course, project governance still needs to be in place to ensure the project doesn’t “run off the track.”

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Deciphering Goals


Governments, businesses and NGOs have aspirational goals. This classification is important as it has an influence on communication and measures. . Business Strategy / Lean Canvas. Grand ideas, visions are everywhere.

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Skill Sets, Flow, and Transformation

Leading Agile

Anything in your team structure, delivery pipeline, or governance procedures that introduces a “speed bump” to software delivery may be reconsidered. This corresponds in a general way with the Lean notion of focusing on flow. Many things may have to change in the organization’s structure, governance, and technical practices. If there’s a point to all this, there are two: The words we use influence the way we conceive of problems and solutions.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

The UK government developed PRINCE2, so if you’re planning on working in the UK, you might want to give this certificate a go. As a young woman in a project management position, I was trying to influence others more senior and older than myself. Lean focuses on moving the main goal towards valuable product delivery with fewer resources. Are you preparing to become a project manager but you don’t know where to start?

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Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 1: Overview Of Project Performance Measurements


We are a consulting company in the DC Baltimore area that specializes in project and portfolio management for about 80% of our customers in the government space, the other 20 in the commercial space. And the last one is, if you can’t influence it, then don’t measure it.

Agile Unplugged: EP01 | Mike Cottmeyer and Brian Sondergaard

Leading Agile

Poppendieck was an influence for me, no doubt, and several others in those days. But sure, it was heavily influenced by Mary Poppendieck. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

What does it look like when we’re trying to figure out how to do agile governance? Not only at the team level, but at the program level at the portfolio level, at the strategy level, like at the macro level of governance and that was kind of the problem that we really set off to solve.

The Relationship Between Stress, Nutrition, and Emotional Well-Being - Sheryl Puterman

PM That Works

Whether you want to build a Project Management Office trained project managers or learn how to bring the oversight and governance to your project processes. So basically with Mind Body nutrition, it's the psycho physiology of how our thoughts our feelings, our beliefs, stress, relaxation, pleasure awareness, and and, of course, so much more directly influenced the way we metabolize a meal. It also directly influences the way we calorie burn.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

And I was working for this VP that was like really super cool, is very into agile and we were coming up with really creative things for like team formation strategies and agile governance, all stuff. We have to figure out how to install governance.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


Tad: Often, external influences in trends are not being evaluated across the enterprise. Tad: Because it has the ability to harness the best of both worlds, the be inventive, be creative, learn fast, fail fast, along with the structure of governance and getting things through the pipeline, you have the ability to increase success rates.

Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

And then tying that together into a network and then applying Lean principles to designing an organization that can get stuff done. And then you start to measure some of the lean stuff that we’re doing at the time, from some of the con bonds.

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Thirty Minute Mentors - Part 2 - Adam Mendler

PM That Works

You coming back to the cable news, you you you pick something there for me because it's it's been difficult for me to have professionally I you know, business wise and tax wise I lean more right and socially I think I lean more laughs I'm really kind of in the middle. I am very passionate about government politics policy, have very strong opinions about where the country is going. To get to the web page of the radio show, click here. To download the mp3 file, click here.

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How to deal with a disengaged sponsor

Susanne Madsen

​ Have an honest conversation, even if it makes you feel uncomfortable You might think that there is little you can do to change the situation, but as the project manager you may be one of the best-placed people to influence the sponsor. As a project manager you are likely to be much more in tune with the kind of governance that the project needs. ​Are you working with a project sponsor who is far too busy with their day-job to be actively engaged on your project?

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The Five Coaching Conversations - John Gates, Steve Williams, Morgan Massie

PM That Works

Whether you want to build a project management office, train project managers, or learn how to bring the oversight and governance to your project processes, r squared has tailored best practices to help you in all areas of project management, visit r squared consulting.com are you getting the most out of your project management software? coaching, I think necessarily means that you're doing something to positively influence the person you're coaching.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The Influence of Selection Bias on Effort Overruns in Software Development Projects,” Magne Jørgensen, Simula Research Laboratory & Institute of Informatics , University of Oslo. Story Point Estimating,” Richard Carlson, ALEA, Agile and Lean Associates, 2013. Could Social Factors Influence the Effort Software Estimation?” Estimating is a learned skill, used for any purpose from every-day life to management of projects.